With members of the city departments flanking him last night Mayor Jim Ireton touted a dramatic 40 percent drop in the crime rate with a 21 percent decline over the past 10 years.
During his address broadcast from Holloway Hall on the campus of Salisbury he also noted that the new police substation in the Doverdale neighborhood has been opened and that the city would be applying for more Safe Streets funding to continue the trend
With the end of the Democratic National Convention, delegates are returning home to face what could be a tough race in some of the battleground states. For Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton, the convention provided a lift to his fall campaign efforts.
The Mayor of Salisbury Jim Ireton, Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach band Eastern Shore Delegate Norm Conway dug their shiny shovels into the direct for a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for the upgrades on Bateman and Street and Onley Road.
The initiative between the City and the University will make Bateman Street one-way west bound.
In addition there will be sidewalks and a bike path along Bateman.
And there will be a signal at Onley Road and South Division Street.
Joe Albero may not have announced officially, but already he is getting scrutiny for an expected run for Mayor of Salisbury. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush looks at this controversial blogger's ideas for the city and his clashes with local leaders.
That’s the word from Mayor Jim Ireton and Police Chief Barbara Duncan.
Salisbury police have identified David Gaudette as the person who called local blogger Joe Albero pretending to be a drunk Mayor Ireton conceding the upcoming mayoral election and asking him to meet with him the next day.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that when Ireton did not show up at the fictitious meeting Albero phoned City Council Vice President Debbie Campbell to tell her about the incident.
Mayor Jim Ireton says he wants the Salisbury City Council to consider at-will status for the city administrator and department heads, giving him sole hiring and firing power.
Ireton argued that because the council had changed the city charter to give them sole authority over the city Attorney his office should be given that same power over the city administrator and department heads.
The Council also has sole oversight of the City Clerk’s office.